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The Truth About Blindness

The Truth About Blindness

If we told you that someone was blind, what would your first assumption about them be? It would probably be that they have no sight, right? Blind people on TV, movies, and in commercials are always portrayed this way. I mean, the story of Ray Charles is incredible. A blind pianist? Many people can’t even […]

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How This Reading App Is Changing the Lives of Visually Impaired Students

How This Reading App Is Changing the Lives of Visually Impaired Students

The world of employment is not what it used to be. More and more, we see entry level positions requiring a Bachelor’s degree as the minimum education. Earning a BA is no easy feat! Ask anyone who has gone through those long days in the library and pulled all-nighters to finish those 10-page essays. It […]

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Low Vision Affects Physical and Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults

Low Vision Affects Physical and Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults

Our bodies are only so resilient before they start to wear down. Though life expectancy is higher than ever thanks to healthier living conditions, our bodies are not exempt from being worn down. The eyes unfortunately are often the first thing to go. We use our eyes every single day, without fail. The reason we […]

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How Much Is Your Poor Eyesight Holding You Back in Life?

How Much Is Your Poor Eyesight Holding You Back in Life?

The last thing you want is to be held back in life by something that’s out of your control. One uncontrollable thing that often holds people back is poor eyesight. Are you one of these people? Do you feel as if your eyesight is holding you back from accomplishing the things you wish you could? […]

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Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Women

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Women

Getting older is something everyone faces every day. Unfortunately for aging women, developing a vision condition or disease is not uncommon in old age. The hard truth is that many more women than men will lose their sight as a result of aging and the various vision conditions they are likely to develop. But there […]

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6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

Not to be confused with blindness, low vision is a condition that is not correctable by surgery, medication or various eye wear like glasses or contact lenses. Symptoms of low vision can include blurred vision, tunnel vision, blind spots or partial sight. Low vision, though it can potentially affect anyone of any age, it is […]

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Tricks to Improve Night Vision

Tricks to Improve Night Vision

Some animals, like cats and owls, can see quite perfectly at night. Unfortunately for us, we were not given the same type of sight no matter how much we like to stay up into the wee hours. Humans have day vision, meaning we see more clearly during the day when lots of light is present. […]

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What Does It Mean to Have Low Vision?

What Does It Mean to Have Low Vision?

Low vision, by definition, is an eye condition often caused by a disease that is not correctable with regular lenses or eyeglasses. As a result, low vision prevents those affected from engaging in their regular daily activities such as reading, cooking, watching television, and more. This condition may even cause loss of income, according to […]

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How Vision Problems Can Impact Your Child’s Social Development

How Vision Problems Can Impact Your Child’s Social Development

We spend a lot of time on RYV talking about the effects that vision can have on the day-to-day lives of older people. Presbyopia, glaucoma, cataracts, AMD – all are extremely common, severe eye disorders, and all are much more likely to affect silver citizens than they are children. Sometimes though, visual problems can have […]

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Get Your Eyes Checked – Before You Eat Your Hearing Aids

Get Your Eyes Checked – Before You Eat Your Hearing Aids

Well, that’s a rather extreme case. Still, it did happen. A recent release from Britain’s College of Optometrists has detailed some of the stranger predicaments that low vision has led people into. The College urged their readers to get an eye exam posthaste and emphasized their point with the above story of a patient who […]

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Coping with Vision Loss at Home

Coping with Vision Loss at Home

Vision loss can be a terrifying, stressful experience. Severely reduced vision can limit mobility, raise the risk of accidents and put sudden, new restrictions on doing the things you love. Responding effectively to it is never easy and even people with wide support structures can struggle. Successfully living with vision loss requires adaptability. Sometimes enormous […]

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